HLAA conducts educational webinars for its members and constituents. There is no cost to attend webinars.  All webinars are captioned and archived for access at the HLAA website. HLAA has found that member’s schedules are busy but many go the archives to catch up on the topics that interest them. The website gives you the opportunity to do that. Check out the past topics when there.

HLAA conducts educational webinars for its members and constituents. There is no cost to attend webinars. All webinars are captioned and archived for access at the HLAA website. Most past Webinars can be accessed at:

http://hearingloss.org/online-community/webinars/transcripts-replay-webinars

Current Webinars that may be scheduled—often with short notice can be found at: http://hearingloss.org/content/webinars

The HLAA finds many new topics from its Convention speakers—and the June presentations were outstanding. The schedule of Webinars will be posted as Webinars are scheduled. If you are new to the world HLAA opens up, take a look back at the archived Webinar to find a topic that will benefit your.

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This month’s Webinar is entitled- The Patient’s Guide to Tinnitus: 2016

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Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 152 published articles and more than 1000 abstracts, interviews and op-eds written for the Academy (2008-2015) and Audiology Online (1999-2005) addressing a wide variety of audiology and professional topics. More information, a free copy of The Handbook of Intraoperative Monitoring and numerous PDFs are available at www.douglaslbeck.com.

Date & Time: 

Sep 21 2016 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Summary:  Audiologists and other health professionals evaluate and manage tinnitus daily and can provide effective and useful management for up to 90% of all tinnitus patients. Taming tinnitus begins with a complete history and audiologic evaluation, and may involve multiple health care professionals – depending on the findings. In this webinar, we’ll detail the types of tests which are useful to diagnose and manage the tinnitus patients (audiometric tests as well as questionnaires, medical consultations, radiographic studies and more), tinnitus classifications (subjective versus objective findings), treatments (medical, audiologic, psychological and more) and the vast multitude of wallet-biopsies, scams, snake-oil and “take the money and run” approaches found in newspapers, airline magazines, food stores and pharmacies.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

 

This month’s Webinar features our own Joan Haber conducting an orientation for HLAA members from around the nation attending the HLAA Convention.

ALL THINGS CONVENTION

Date & Time:
Jun 15 2016 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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Summary: Joan will review the HLAA Convention 2016 Program and Exhibit Guide and highlight cool Convention events. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions of this avid convention attendee

This Month’s Webinar — May 18, 8:00 PM

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Lauren E. Storck, Ph.D. is the founder and president of the CCAC (CCACaptioning.org), a non-profit organization of volunteer captioning advocates. As a clinician, teacher and consultant her publications span a variety of issues, including group, social, and international dynamics, leadership and online behavior, aging, women’s issues, captioning studies and hearing loss. She has been deafened for 15 years.

Summary:

Lauren will introduce the organization called the “Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning” or as many know it now, the CCAC, a non-profit registered in the U.S. with many global participants.
Neither a hearing loss nor deaf organization per se, the CCAC attracts many people with hearing loss, as well as many interested in education, literacy, languages, disabilities, technologies, and accessibility. She will address some of the pros and cons of an all-volunteer group, and the challenges of continuing captioning activism.
Mention will be made of an exciting first captioning conference as well as some information about the new IFHOH survey about captioning. Time for questions about advocacy will be welcome.
Many CCAC members also belong to long-established and important groups such as HLAA, ALDA, IFHOH, and more. Together, CCAC says, “Let’s #captiontheworld.”

 

February

Last month’s Webinar on February 10 addressed a common question of HLAA members, affordable hearing aids.

The guest speakers were Allison Baker and Drew Wingert of Audicus. If you “dial it up” on the link above, they will walk you through the process of buying an affordable, high-quality hearing aid online. They will describe how people find their site, how Audicus representatives walk users through the purchasing process, and how the hearing aids are customized remotely. They will also discuss the new Audicus hearing screening app, which will allow people to assess their hearing from the comfort of home, and the newly released personal sound amplifier, the Solo.

As with all Product/Service Showcase webinars, products and/or services presented are in no way to be construed as an endorsement by HLAA.

Most past Webinars can be accessed at:
http://www.hearingloss.org/online-community/webinars/transcripts-replay-webinars

 

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On January 15, Dr. Alison Freeman Ph.D. presented “I Survived the Holidays…Barely!

Summary During this presentation, Dr. Freeman reviewed how we handled (or not) our hearing loss during the holidays. She will share both her personal and professional experiences in dealing with her lifelong hearing loss. This webinar looked at how we can better manage the challenges of hearing loss during stressful times in time for the next holiday and every day!

The eight webinars presented in the first half of 2015 are found below. One or more may be of specific interest to you.

Dec 16 2015 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm Guest Speaker Christine K. Cassel, M.D. Topic: 1 – Aging America and Hearing Loss: The PCAST Report Explained Webinar Files: Download PPT presentation [PDF] Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSseh4XAf50 Replay Christine Cassel’s Webinar

Summary: Dr. Cassel will describe a recent study on improving hearing technologies for older adults, which was conducted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PCAST specifically looked at how to support older adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss, which affects nearly half of people over the age of 60 and has major health and social impacts.

The report found multiple factors that limit people’s access to hearing technologies—most notably, the high cost of hearing aids, but also the challenges that consumers face in shopping for best value. PCAST recommended a few key federal actions that it believed could improve access and reduce cost, and Dr. Cassel will summarize those recommendations in the webinar.

Nov 18 2015 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm Guest Speaker Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D. and Anna Gilmore Hall Topic: HLAA Town Hall Meeting Webinar Files: Download PPT presentation (PDF) Webinar Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_9gMcpDyjE&feature=youtu.be Replay Meg and Anna’s Webinar The Town Hall Meeting will be an opportunity for Anna and Meg to share some of the exciting activities occurring at the national level, as well as provide a forum to talk about opportunities and challenges occurring at the state and chapter levels. The Town Hall Meeting will provide a forum for discussion with people who join the webinar. Anna and Meg look forward to “talking and listening” with you on Wednesday, November 18th at 8 p.m. EST.

Nov 10 2015 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Guest Speaker Diane Nens, Audiologist Topic: hi HealthInnovations: Improving the Access and Affordability of Hearing Health Care Webinar Files: Download PPT presentation [PDF] Webinar Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW73QFYb8wA Replay Diane Nens’ Webinar Summary: Product Showcase Webinar – Hearing loss is a growing health issue, underdiagnosed, and treatment options many times expensive. hi HealthInnovations provides awareness of hearing loss, increased access to hearing testing, and reduced cost of hearing aids. The presentation will include how hi HealthInnovations is improving the access and affordability of hearing healthcare through their delivery model, access channels, services, products and customer support.

Nov 4 2015 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm Guest Speaker John Kinstler Topic: CapTel Captioned Telephone: See What Everyone is Talking About! Webinar Files: Download PPT presentation [PDF] Summary: Product Showcase Webinar – Learn about the exciting new developments in CapTel Captioned Telephone technology designed to help people with hearing loss enjoy telephone conversations with confidence. Ultratec, the inventor of captioned telephone technology, shares the latest advances in providing word-for-word captions during telephone calls.

Oct 21 2015 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm Guest Speaker Steven Gordon Topic: Equal Access to Health Care Services for Individuals with Disabilities Webinar Files:http://www.hearingloss.org/sites/default/files/HLAA%20Presentation%20Oct%2021%202015.pdf Webinar File – Download PPT presentation [PDF] Webinar Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L03mNe4_FQ Replay Steven Gordon’s Webinar Summary: During this presentation, Mr. Gordon will discuss the legal principles under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are applicable in health care settings, the Department of Justice’s Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, and recent cases that have settled under this initiative.

Sep 16 2015 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm Guest Speaker Perry C. Hanavan, Au.D. Topic: A Smartphone Is a Hearing Assistive Technology Webinar Files:http://www.hearingloss.org/sites/default/files/ASmartphoneIsaHearingAssistiveTechnology.pdf Download PPT presentation [PDF] Webinar Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIcD2jJvm4s&feature=youtu.be Replay Perry Hanavan’s Webinar Summary: A hearing aid or cochlear implant by itself is often not enough to hear conversations and alerting sounds. Numerous technologies are designed to help people with hearing loss enhance telephone communication, TV reception, hear alerting/warning sounds, and listen in various kinds of public venues. This presentation will focus on how one device, a smartphone, can serve as a hearing assistive technology.

Sep 8 2015 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm Guest Speaker Aimee Gross, M.S., CCC-A Topic: Introducing MED-EL’s SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System: In Sync with Natural Hearing Webinar Files:http://www.hearingloss.org/sites/default/files/Webinar_MED-EL_SYNCHRONY_slides.pdf Download PPT presentation [PDF] Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4JnrUrPXU4&feature=youtu.be Replay Aimee Gross’ Webinar Summary: Product Showcase Webinar – This webinar is intended to introduce MED-EL’s new SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System. The SYNCHRONY CI System includes a number of new products, features, and functions. Discussion will include new technology available with the SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant, as well as proper use and care of the SONNET Audio Processor and WaterWear Accessory for RONDO.

Aug 19 2015 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm Guest Speaker Valerie Stafford-Mallis Topic: What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter Webinar Files: http://www.hearingloss.org/sites/default/files/Webinar_8-21-2015_Stafford-Mallis.pdf Download PPT presentation [PDF] Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvDl9iyijNo&feature=youtu.be Replay Valerie Stafford-Mallis’ Webinar

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Dr. Cassel will describe a recent study on improving hearing technologies for older adults, which was conducted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PCAST specifically looked at how to support older adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss, which affects nearly half of people over the age of 60 and has major health and social impacts.

The report found multiple factors that limit people’s access to hearing technologies—most notably, the high cost of hearing aids, but also the challenges that consumers face in shopping for best value. PCAST recommended a few key federal actions that it believed could improve access and reduce cost, and Dr. Cassel will summarize those recommendations in the webinar.

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Most Webinars– can be accessed at:
http://www.hearingloss.org/online-community/webinars/transcripts-replay-webinars

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This Webinar—and all past Webinars– can be accessed at:
http://www.hearingloss.org/online-community/webinars/transcripts-replay-webinars

Sen. Harkin of Iowa, now retired, is still a firebrand advocate for hearing loss. He had a lot to do with movie and TV captions and is still pushing for airline movie captioning. In accepting the HLAA “Advocacy Hall of Fame Award at the HLAA Convention, he said: “If they can put English captions on Japanese and French movies, why can’t they put English captions on English movies”

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 May 2015 Webinar

The May Webinar featured Lise Hamlin who is HLAA’s national staff director of public policy and state development. Ms. Hamlin is HLAA’s representative on the FCC’s re-chartered Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) and the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).

Gaining Greater Access for People with Hearing Loss

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HLAA is dedicated to gaining greater access for people with hearing loss. The webinar addressed:

• HLAA’s public policy agenda and how your local advocacy can dovetail with our work on the national level;
• HLAA’s new policy statements;
• Recently introduced federal legislation HLAA supports that provides Medicare coverage of hearing aids and another that provides tax credits for hearing aids;
• HLAA’s support for affordable and accessible hearing health care;
• HLAA’s work in looping in public places; and
• Collaboration with other organizations for movie captioning

 

All Webinars since 2008 are easily accessed at:

http://www.hearingloss.org/online-community/webinars/transcripts-replay-webinars

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April 2015 HLAA WEBINAR

HLAA conducts educational webinars for its members and constituents. There is no cost to attend webinars. All webinars are captioned and archived for access at the HLAA website. Next up–
April 15 at 8:00 PM, “Reshaping Antibiotics to Prevent Hearing Loss.”

This month, Anthony Ricci, Ph D and Alan G, Cheng, M D will talk about aminoglycoside antibiotics which are the most commonly used antibiotic worldwide. They are often used in newborns suspected to have infection, and also in adults with sepsis and pneumonia. However, up to 60% of patients treated with these drugs experience some degree of hearing loss. This hearing loss is a result of the drug entering and damaging the inner ear hair cells, which do not regenerate and are essential to the hearing process.

Drs. Cheng and Ricci will discuss their research to create a safer version of this lifesaving drug, which would retain its effectiveness without causing permanent damage to the hearing mechanism.

Dr. Cheng

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Dr. Ricci

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Dr. Ricci is moving toward more applied research and Dr. Alan Cheng is seeking to solve the problem of aminoglycoside antibiotic ototoxicity. In 2011, Drs. Cheng and Ricci published an initial paper in PLOS ONE, which showed that AGs enter the inner ear sensory cells via a mechanically-gated ion channel, novel to the sensory hair cells, which is responsible for converting sound waves into electrical signals. This and present work opposed previous theories suggesting that AGs entered sensory cells via a transport molecule. In their most recent collaborative paper they showed that they were able to temporarily disrupt the tip-links in cultured hair cells, and therefore protect them from damage by aminoglycosides. This is important work toward understanding and creating safer drugs which maintain their efficiency. They have also developed their first series of new compounds and are testing ototoxicity and antimicrobial activity. The goal is to provide a modified class of antibiotics that will no longer lead to hearing loss.
Webinars with some great topics have been archived for the past six years. To select one or more to view, link to: http://www.hearingloss.org/content/webinars

 

February 2015 HLAA WEBINAR

unnamed-6In a Webinar announced just prior to airing, Dr. Dusty Jessen presented “5 Keys to Communication Success”. This presentation on February 18 was recorded and is available on the HLAA website.

Dusty Jessen has been an audiologist in a busy ENT practice for more than 12 years. In 2013 she wrote and published a handbook (Frustrated by Hearing Loss? 5 Keys to Communication Success) to help people cope with the challenges related to hearing loss.

Summary
Communication is our way, as human beings, of connecting with each other and with the world around us. Hearing is just one piece of the communication puzzle. Hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices do a wonderful job of helping people to hear. But better hearing will not facilitate better communication unless the other pieces of the puzzle are put into place. The 5 Keys to Communication Success is a simple and fun way to learn and practice strategies that target all pieces of the communication puzzle.

There is no scheduled Webinar in March BUT Webinars with some great topics have been archived for the past six years. To select one or more to view, link to: http://www.hearingloss.org/content/webinars

JANUARY 2015 HLAA WEBINAR

In a Webinar announced just prior to airing, hearing loop advocate Dr. Juliette Sterkens (unnamed-6who has visited our Chapter several times), gave a presentation in late January on the latest t-coil technology. This presentation can be linked any time at http://www.hearingloss.org/content/webinars

MFi (Made for iPhone) and Telecoil Technology: A Winning Team

Summary: Learn where and when each technology can help you hear with hearing devices you already own. Looking to replace your instruments in the near future? Learn what questions to ask of your hearing provider regarding wireless technology.

There is no scheduled Webinar in February BUT Webinars with some great topics have been archived for the past six years. To select one or more to view, link to: http://www.hearingloss.org/content/webinars

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HLAA conducts educational webinars for its members and constituents. There is no cost to attend webinars.

Webinars generally take place the third Wednesday of each month (December 17 at 8:00 PM this month) with top-notch professionals. All webinars are captioned and archived for access at the HLAA website. HLAA has found that member’s schedules are busy but many go the archives to catch up on the topics that interest them. The website gives you the opportunity to do that. Check out the past topics when ther.

To view a Webinar, go to http://www.hearingloss.org/content/webinars 

Improve Your Next Hearing Aid Experience with Hearing Tracker, Adam Baily, Au.D.

Launched in March 2014, HearingTracker.com has rapidly grown to become an important online resource for consumers with hearing loss. HearingTracker.com boasts America’s most comprehensive directory of hearing health care providers, including details on each provider’s educational background, qualifications, provided services, and consumer reviews. HearingTracker.com also hosts a large collection of hearing aid model listings and authenticated hearing aid reviews. Consumers may browse and compare hearing aid models, and locate nearby suppliers. Please join Hearing Tracker founder and President, Abram Bailey, Au.D., for a personalized tour of HearingTracker.com’s features. Learn what to look for in a provider, what hearing aid features matter, and how to improve your next hearing aid experience.

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NOVEMBER 2014 HLAA WEBINAR

HLAA conducts educational webinars for its members and constituents. There is no cost to attend webinars.

Webinars generally take place the third Wednesday of each month with top-notch professionals. All webinars are captioned and archived for access at the HLAA website.

To view a Webinar, go to http://www.hearingloss.org/content/webinars .

On 8:00 PM on November 19, Dr. Rob Jackler will provide a broad overview of the state-of-the-art in the bioscience and technology of hearing loss with an emphasis upon emerging new methods of treatment and promising lines of research which may lead to new cures.

There may be hope for those with hearing loss. A few years ago, Stanford University launched an audacious and intensive effort, dubbed “Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss” (SICHL), staffed with stellar world-class interdisciplinary team of ear and hearing loss scientists and doctors, dedicated to finding a cure for sensorineural hearing loss and chaired by Dr. Jack